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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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  • A photo provided by family members shows Alex Gomez holding a rattlesnake.

    ‘Don’t Mess With Snakes,’ Advises Man Bitten by Rattlesnake While Taking Selfie

    A Lake Elsinore man could lose his hand after being bitten by a rattlesnake he was holding and taking pictures with, he and his mother said Thursday. Alex Gomez found the 4-foot-long snake in a field behind his home on Monday and decided to pick it up. The 36-year-old could be seen holding the snake and even wrapping it around his neck in photographs provided to KTLA by his mother. At some point after the photos were taken, the rattlesnake attacked […]

  • Sean O’Farrell is shown in a photo released by Rancho Cucamonga police on Aug. 20, 2015.

    Man Booked for Soliciting Sex From Boy in Library, Arrested Days Later for Possession of Child Porn

    Less than a week after being arrested in Rancho Cucamonga for allegedly offering to pay a boy for a sex in a public library, a 40-year-old San Diego County man was arrested Wednesday for possessing child porn. Sean O’Farrell was arrested at the Rancho Cucamonga Library on Aug. 20 after allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old boy for a sexual favor in the bathroom of the Archibald Library, at 7368 Archibald Ave. O’Farrell asked the boy his age and some “sexual question” […]

  • Jeffrey Alan Lash is shown in a California DMV photo for a driver's license issued on Nov. 29, 2010.

    Involvment With Palisades Mystery Man Changed Oxnard Woman Radically, Husband Says

    The husband of one of the women apparently drawn in by stories told by Jeffrey Alan Lash — the man whose body was found decomposing in an SUV not far from his stockpiles of firearms, ammunition and cash — blames the reclusive Pacific Palisades man for destroying their marriage. Jim Curry told KTLA his world was turned upside down when his wife Dawn Marie VadBunker met Lash while she worked for Lash’s fiancée Catherine Nebron. VadBunker started working for Nebron about four years […]

  • Louai N. Issa is shown in a photo on his Facebook Page.

    Amber Alert Canceled After 2-Year-Old Abducted at Gunpoint Found Safe; Father, Mother in Custody

    An Amber Alert for a 2-year-old girl who was allegedly abducted at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon by her father was canceled hours later after the child was found safe and her parents were taken into custody, according to police. The girl’s father, identified as Louia Nayael Issa, followed a court-ordered mediator to their car after a supervised visit and pulled out a gun, according to Officer Mike Lopez with the Los Angeles Police Department. Issa told the mediator, “Don’t make me […]

  • Jeffrey Alan Lash is shown in a California DMV photo for a driver's license issued on Nov. 29, 2010.

    Question Arise About Gun Cache-Owning Mystery Man’s Relationships to Multiple Women

    The identity of a man who lived a mysterious life in a home filled with millions of dollars worth of guns, ammunition and cash was confirmed earlier this month by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office, but the questions surrounding Jeffrey Lash’s life — and his relationships with the women in it — were becoming even more bizarre. Lash’s decomposing body was found July 17 in an SUV parked near the condominium where he lived in Pacific Palisades. He had collapsed and died […]

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    ‘Jurassic Park’ Actor, Acting Coach Convicted of Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girl

    A 55-year-old actor and acting coach was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student in the Santa Monica Mountains in 2009. Cameron Thor was found guilty of one count of lewd act upon a child and the special allegation of substantial sexual contact, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The victim initially consulted Thor about attending acting classes in 2008, a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in 2014. […]

  • A treehouse in front a Rossmoor home, shown on Aug. 26, 2015, is the subject of code enforcement concerns. (Credit: KTLA)

    Rossmoor Family Fights to Save Treehouse Built to Honor Father Who Died in 2013

    A treehouse built in memory of a Rossmoor father who died in a 2013 surfing accident may have to be torn down after Orange County code enforcement told Dr. Joni Doherty and her two children that the beloved Rowena Drive landmark wasn’t properly permitted or up to code “It just crushed me … just hearing I may have to take it down,” Doherty said. Doherty told KTLA she paid $16,000 for the construction of a cabin-like atmosphere that she and her […]

  • Police on Tuesday were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car parked outside a grocery store in West Covina. (Credit: KTLA)

    Police in West Covina Investigate Discovery of Woman’s Body in Possible Uber Vehicle

    Police on Tuesday were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car parked outside a grocery store in West Covina. The discovery was made around 12 p.m. on Tuesday in the parking lot of a Stater Bros. on North Azusa Avenue, according to the West Covina Police Department. The woman’s body was found in the backseat of a gray Volkswagen, said police Sgt. Brian Daniels. On the front passenger seat, investigators found a tan leather […]

  • A woman's body was wheeled out of a Burbank home on Aug. 24, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    One Man Released, Second Arrested in Death of Woman Found Stabbed in Burbank Home

    A 49-year-old man arrested Monday in connection with the death of a woman at a home in Burbank was released Tuesday after police arrested a second man who was now believed to have acted alone in the victim’s death. Officers responded just before 10 p.m. Sunday to a report of a woman not breathing at a residence in the 1900 block of Richard Street, a news release from the Burbank Police Department stated. When police arrived at the home, they […]